Video: The Alliance for Consumer Fireworks and National Fire Protection Association highlight the dangers of consumer fireworks with a demonstration at the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Stow, MA, in July 2012.
Video: NFPA's public service announcement urging people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of fires and injuries each year. On Independence Day in a typical year, more U.S. fire are reported than on any other day. The Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks is coordinated by NFPA.
Video: This demonstration showcases the types of injuries that can occur when consumer fireworks are used. This public service announcement also includes voices of victims injured by fireworks as well as commentary by fire, police and healthcare professionals.
Video: Watch the story of Michael Shannon, a three-year-old boy who was killed when a legal consumer firework struck him in the head during a July Fourth family celebration. Michael's parents and sister talk about their memories of Michael, the pain they've endured in the years since his death, and their hope that parents will understand the danger of consumer fireworks.
Listen to audio from Michael Shannon's mother, Robin, from a 2007 NFPA news conference on consumer fireworks.
Video: NFPA introduces Dan Doofus who urges people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of fires and injuries each year.
Robin Shannon reads a poem she wrote for the 5th anniversary of Michael's death